The main theme for the Northeast is a continuation of cold weather. Small disturbances rippling through the upper current are causing patches of snow to break out. In most cases, the snow will be of little concern, but in some spots, there will be enough snow to cause slippery conditions for drivers and walkers. Here is today's video.
When using mobile devices to check for approaching snowfall, you will find that radar pictures make it look like snow is falling before you see any. In those cases, the radar is receiving returns from snow coming out the clouds, but not yet reaching the ground. One tell-tale sign of this is a V or U pattern on the radar like this one:
The thin blue line is temperature. Notice how it is left of the black line near the bottom, meaning the ground level temperature is below freezing. Several thousand feet overhead, however, it is warmer than 32 degrees, so any snow falling through that layer melts.
Today is the National Education Association's Read Aloud Day. If you have young children or grandchildren, I hope you get the chance to read to them today, and on many other days. On today's video, I tried reading to you.
The storm moving from the Ohio Valley to the Middle Atlantic coast will cause snow and ice, Clearing should follow tomorrow, but another storm should bring snow and ice followed by rain from Maryland to Massachusetts.
Clearing should follow tomorrow, but another storm will cause snow and ice followed by rain from Maryland to Massachusetts late Tuesday into early Wednesday.
The wind will not roar like a lion in the Northeast on Sunday March 1. It certainly won't be lamblike. However, with more cold and snow in the forecast, it might be suitable for this group:
The surface analysis shows to low pressure area off the North Carolina coast, a large cold high pressure area in the northwest corner of the map, and a broad northeasterly flow of cold air between pressure centers. Cold will continue in this whole area through Saturday.